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Online Training - HACCP for Agricultural Operations with Introduction to FSMA

This International HACCP Alliance (IHA) approved online training course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to develop and implement a Food Safety Plan based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) method. Attendees learn to utilize risk-based preventive methods for identifying and controlling potential food safety hazards and complying with industry and regulatory requirements.

  • Understand the components of a HACCP-based food safety system which includes prerequisite programs and a HACCP Plan
  • Satisfy the training requirement for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved standards such as BRC or SQF

Course Description: This is a self-paced course with up to a year to complete.  Progress through 12 learning modules: The instructor narrates and explains the content of each module as it’s presented. Module topics include:

  • Importance & History of Food Safety; Identifying and Controlling Hazards; Personnel, Hygiene, Agricultural Water, Soil Amendments, Animal Activity, HACCP Preliminary Steps and Principles.
  • A quiz at the end of each module reinforces your knowledge and retention of the material and can be retaken to see additional questions and better your score. The final exam are based on these questions.

Delivery Format: Listen as experienced, engaging SCS instructors present food safety training while you view the modular presentations. Topic relevant videos also presented. You may repeat topics needing extra attention, and communicate via e-mail with the instructor to clarify course information. Courses typically take 10‐16 hours to complete, and learners have up to one year from the date of registration to complete all modules.

Added bonus: Join SCS Touch-base Tuesdays: SCS hosts hour long informative live webinars addressing various food safety topics to support the online courses. The once-a-month webinars are interactive, engaging and encourages you to ask questions of the SCS subject matter experts.

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SCS Training Fee

Registration Fees: $395/person. Discounts apply for registering multiple attendees.
Fees include: downloadable presentation slides and support material, quizzes, final exam, and an IHA Approved HACCP Certificate upon successful completion of all 12 modules, quizzes and final exam.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a risk assessment plan for on-farm operations
  • Review GAPs and GMPs (i.e. microbial risk, water quality, sanitation, and storage)
  • Learn about updates to regulatory requirements and buyer requests for: new FSMA rules, Produce GAPs Harmonization Audit (USDA GAP), and GFSI level programs such as GlobalG.A.P. and SQF.
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Who Should Attend: Growers, packers, re-packers, and cooling facilities (this course meets HACCP requirements for GFSI standards (GlobalG.A.P., PrimusGFS).

Industries: Growers of agricultural products.

Recommended Pre-requisites: None. This is a basic food safety training.